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Installation of Electric Infrared Brooding Equipment

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

ASAE  ASAE EP258.5   June  2014

Keywords: Brooding, Electric, Infrared, Safety

1 Purpose and Scope

1.1 This Engineering Practice is intended to promote safety through the proper design and installation of livestock and poultry brooding systems which utilize infrared energy; and to provide guidance for the design and installation of electrical wiring systems and equipment used primarily for brooding purposes.

1.2 This Engineering Practice covers only that equipment and those installations which use 120 V, 250 W or smaller reflector heat lamps of the R-40 or G-30 type as specified in Illuminating Engineering Society, IES Lighting Handbook.

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